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A good face wash is necessary for clear and healthy skin, but so is a face scrub (yes, guys, we’re serious!). While a cleanser does the work on your skin’s surface, it can only do so much to remove dead skin cells and dirt below the surface, which can cause clogged pores. Incorporating a great men’s face scrub into your routine will wash away dirt and impurities that can cause dull skin, rough texture, and acne breakouts.
Still not convinced you should be using a face scrub? Dr. Howard Sobel, director of Sobel Skin Aesthetic Dermatology Center and the first editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology gave us the 411 on exfoliating and why it's so essential.
Why should men use a facial scrub and exfoliate?
Exfoliating for men is important, especially for those who have facial hair, as it removes dead skin cells and unclogs congested hair follicles, which may cause ingrown hairs.
How often should a guy use a face scrub?
Two or three times a week at most. Don’t try to overdo it, as exfoliating can strip the skin of natural oils and irritate the skin if not properly done.
When is the best time to exfoliate, in the morning or night?
If you typically sweat excessively during the day, exfoliating at night may be most efficient. If you have dull skin, try exfoliating in the morning for glowing skin.
Any advice for men using facial scrubs?
When exfoliating with products that have micro-beads or other granules, scrub gently and don't press hard on your skin — doing so can cause micro-tears.
Ready for better skin? Check out our top picks to scrub your face to perfection.
Mmm, minty! We’re loving this face scrub for its naturally derived, cruelty-free formula, but the peppermint oils take it to the next-level for a fresh, tingly feeling we’re obsessed with! Not to be upstaged by peppermint oils, the other key ingredients include jojoba beads for exfoliating, as well as marine extracts and vitamin E for moisturizing. If you're new to face scrubs, this is a killer men’s pick worth trying out (and it's at a seriously low price!).
With Kiehl’s grooming products, you know you’re getting high-quality ingredients for a reasonable price (which explains their cult-like following), and Facial Fuel doesn’t disappoint. Better than your morning coffee, caffeine is a key ingredient here, complete with stimulating properties that de-puff (just like one of our favorite eye creams from the brand!). Caffeine, combined with pure vitamin C for brightening and smoothing skin texture, will have your skin looking fresher than ever.
Brickell is a brand to know for their super effective grooming products with 70% organic ingredients, so naturally they’ve developed a huge fan following. Natural scrubbing particles of jojoba beads and pumice work to remove dead skin, while aloe, avocado butter, and vitamin E hydrate your skin for a clear complexion. Like other caffeinated scrubs, coffee extract and green tea will give your skin the pick-me-up you need for a lively, fresh look (even if you had a late night out!).
For an affordable price, Dove Men+Care has the ingredients you need in a stellar facial scrub to remove dirt while also moisturizing your skin with glycerin, palmitic acid, and lauric acid. Clean skin, without dryness or irritation, for less than a happy hour cocktail? Cheers!
The brand name says it all. This exfoliating face wash is great for all skin types, and it'll have you looking dapper while still feeling rugged with its all-black packaging and fresh scent. It's a top-rated face wash on Amazon for a reason!
The ingredient list is next-level, too, thanks to calendula (a favorite for top grooming experts), tea tree oil (great for nourishing while fighting acne), willow bark (an exfoliant), and more. Follow your face wash with their awesome moisturizer for the fresh skin you've always wanted — and with very little effort.
While jojoba seed oil, glycerin, and avocado oil seriously nourish your skin, Baxter of California’s Facial Scrub uses cornmeal and walnut shell powder to gently exfoliate dead skin cells away for a smoother complexion. Chamomile and lavender prevent irritation, while honey extract gives you a healthy glow. With these all-star ingredients, you’ll feel like a new man in no time.
No scrub, no excuse! When you're on the go and don't have that spare minute to freshen up, these wipes from Anthony will be your best bet for keeping a clean mug. The combo of glycolic acid, menthol, and aloe vera wipe away grime and moisturize your skin, while the textured wipe gently lifts away dead skin cells. They're perfect for the guy who loves to work out, and we recommend keeping a pack handy in your gym bag.